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410 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 50. Rangers at Devils. It’s Groundhog Day, literally. The Rangers are hoping it isn’t Groundhog Day in terms of same-old, same-old, as in repeating what has happened over and over again this season. They play their first game in eight days, which should make this game difficult to…

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101 Minus Nash, Rangers resume play vs. Devils in Newark

The Rangers’ extended All-Star break – seven days without a game – wasn’t enough to heal one of the team’s most important players. Rick Nash, injured blocking a shot with his left leg on Jan. 22, is not expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Rangers resume play…

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474 Rangers-Sabres in review

Rangers 6, Sabres 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Everything’s relative, right? Compared to Sunday in Ottawa, this was a masterpiece. Compared to…

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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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313 Rangers at Senators … It’s Go Time!

Game 48. Rangers at Senators. The Rangers play their second of three in four nights at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Kanata, Ont., near Alain Vigneault’s home town. They are back home against Buffalo Monday for the final game before a seven-day break. Ya boys…

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70 Rangers at Senators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON Rangers: 26-16-5 (57 pts) Senators: 22-20-6 (50 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 48th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set today, Jan.…

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181 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, two in a row! First time since Nov. 21-23, which is really not believable. 2) Let’s keep it in perspective. If a Vancouver player doesn’t kick Ryan Miller’s stick away…

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221 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 25-16-5 (55 pts) Hurricanes: 21-19-8 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 47th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a stretch of three games…

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304 Rangers-Canucks in review

Rangers 3, Canucks 2 (OT). Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Didn’t the Rangers beat the Canucks 3-2 at the Garden on some other…

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165 Canucks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

UPDATE: Derick Brassard (flu symptoms) is unlikely to play tonight, so Jayson Megna would replace him. Kevin Klein (thumb) is probable, but a game-time decision. If he plays, Dylan McIlrath is out. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.…

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297 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, am I glad I don’t root for this team. 2) I am gaining more and more sympathy for you poor folks who live and die with them. I will say, this…

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87 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Let me get this out of the way. That is just an awful, awful way to decide a hard-played hockey game. I mean, it’s a bit absurd that, if Steve Mason…

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60 Rangers at Flyers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Based on Friday’s practice, Dan Girardi is expected to return from a lacerated hand, and Oscar Lindberg goes back in after being scratched the last two games. Dylan McIlrath and Jayson Megna are expected to be scratched. Henrik Lundqvist starts his 11th in a row in goal. Antti Raanta gets…

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293 Rangers-Islanders in review

Before we get started, I know a few or more of you guys had trouble trying to get into the Live Chat on Wednesday. If you did and you’d be willing to discuss specifics with my tech guy via e-mail, that would be much appreciated. I couldn’t guide him because…

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204 Rangers prospect report Jan. 4-10

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: JAN. 4 – JAN. 10  Three Rangers prospects – Brandon Halverson (United States), Adam Huska (Slovakia), and Aleksi Saarela (Finland) – represented their country in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. Saarela registered the primary assist on the game-winning goal in…

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176 Rangers-Bruins in review

Rangers 2, Bruins 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know what this game reminded me of? (nice grammar).The first 21 games of the season. You know, that pesky little 16-3-2 start…

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291 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 42. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers begin the second half of their season tonight. This is the first meeting since the Black Friday game in Boston, in which Matt Beleskey’s late hit broke Derek Stepan’s ribs. Also in that game, Brad Marchand and Claude Julien accused Henrik Lundqvist…

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242 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 4, Rangers 3 (OT) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Well, that was a pretty interesting, new way to get a point. Everything’s relative.…

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